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Four Local Mr. & Miss Basketball Finalists

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There's plenty of local flavor in this year’s Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards. In fact, one category has two nominees from the same school.

Two of the three Class Triple-A Miss Basketball Finalists are from Riverdale...Olivia Jones and Alexa Middleton. There are also two local boys nominated. Blackman’s Darius Thompson is a Class Triple-A Mr. Basketball finalist along with Middle Tennessee Christian School’s Derrick Spears in Class Single-A.

The Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the T-Double-S-Double-A prior to the championship game awards presentation for each class, respectively. The Division Two State Championships are held at Lipscomb University while the Division One State Championships will be held at Middle Tennessee State.

THE FINALISTS FROM ALL CLASSIFICATIONS

Class A Miss Basketball Finalists
Jaycee Coe, Jackson County
Sarah Raby, Moore County
Brooke Rhodes, Cloudland

Class AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Brandi Goodman, Obion County
Elizabeth Masengil, McMinn Central
Abbey Sissom, Cannon County

Class AAA Miss Basketball Finalists
Nina Davis, Memphis Central
Olivia Jones, Riverdale
Alexa Middleton, Riverdale

Division II-A Miss Basketball Finalists
Eliza Edwards, University School of Jackson
Kaylah Keys, Harding Academy
Derica Wyatt, Franklin Road Academy

Division II-AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Jasmine Cincore, Briarcrest
Kennesha Nichols, Ensworth
Justice Swett, Ensworth

Class A Mr. Basketball Finalists
Alex Fountain, Wartburg Central
Zarmarlus Griffin, Booker T. Washington
Derrick Spears, Middle Tennessee Christian

Class AA Mr. Basketball Finalists
Jalen Lindsey, Christ Presbyterian Academy
A.J. Merriweather, Jackson South Side
Mason Ramsey, Livingston Academy

Class AAA Mr. Basketball Finalists
Robert Hubbs, Dyer County
Nick King, Memphis East
Darius Thompson, Blackman

Division II-A Mr. Basketball Finalists
Skal Labissiere, Evangelical Christian School Cameron Payne, Lausanne
Burton Sampson, Webb School of Knoxville

Division II-AA Mr. Basketball Finalists
Corneilus Elder, Ensworth
Austin Nichols, Briarcrest
Reggie Upshaw, Baylor

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